Designing Antenna and Electronic Systems for Space and Airborne Applications


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Live Presentation - Thursday, August 6th, 2015  • 1:00 PM ET

Across all industry sectors electronic systems such as antennas and sensors are becoming ubiquitous in support of wireless communication, sensing and power transfer. These are examples of the practical realization of the "Internet of Things". In the aerospace sector, such technologies are playing an increasingly important role in advanced technologies. For example, highly instrumented and connected aircraft are supporting condition based maintenance and health monitoring techniques. Remotely piloted systems are becoming more autonomous and delivering increasing amounts of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data to support the warfighter. At the same time, the industry is expected to deliver these more advanced capabilities at lower cost, in a smaller and lighter footprint and with increased robustness, reliability and resilience.

In this Webinar, industry experts from Boeing and Raytheon discuss the engineering challenges these competing pressures are creating and how, by leveraging the power of simulation-based engineering, the industry is able to respond to its customers' needs.


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Robert Harwood
Ph.D. Aerosapce and Defense Industry Director 

Rob Harwood  obtained his engineering PhD in 1998 from the University of Sheffield in the UK. During and since that time Rob has focused on creating significant customer value through the industrial use of simulation based engineering (SBE) with specific focus in the Aerospace and Defense sector. Rob has been with ANSYS for 15 years. 
SBE is revolutionizing the way products are designed and developed. Every day companies using the technology create more innovative and reliable products in less time and at less cost than their competitors. Different organizations are at different stages in their adoption of SBE and Rob is focused on communicating and disseminating experiences and best practices that assist organizations to maximize their return on investment by thinking beyond just tools and to implement process change and develop the skills of the people involved. 
Rob has worked directly with the leading aerospace and defense organizations around the globe and is a frequently invited guest speaker at industry conferences.

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Julio Navarro
Ph.D. Technical Fellow
Boeing, Inc.

As Senior Technical Fellow in Boeing Research and Technology in the area of phased array sensors, Dr. Julio Navarro is a subject matter expert in radio frequency circuits, antennas and heterogeneously integrated electronics. He has helped develop phased array antennas used in unmanned aerial vehicles, aircraft, ships, submarines, satellites and missiles.  Dr. Navarro is also involved with defining and developing technical concepts that enable technology and product planning. 
Before his current position, Dr. Navarro was the key innovator in the design, development and transition of Ku- and Ka-band compact radar sensors, as well as the Ku-band directional network line-of-sight communication phased-array antennas (PAAs). Dr. Navarro’s designs were also transitioned to the Zumwalt class DDG1000 Command-Data-Link PAAs, the UAE Small-Form Factor Ka-band SATCOM PAAs and the Talon Hate program.

Dr. Navarro began his career with Boeing in 1996 as a member of Information, Space and Defense Systems as a principal radio frequency designer for the Teledesic Phased Array program. He is Boeing’s executive sponsor for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Senior Technical Fellow liaison for Great Minds in STEM.

Dr. Navarro has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, and a doctorate for electromagnetics, solid-state electronics and communications from Texas A&M University.

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Amedeo Larussi
MSEE Sr Principal Electrical Engineer
Raytheon, Inc.

Amedeo Larussi is a Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer and works for the Space and Airborne Systems division of Raytheon Company.  He has more than 26 years of commercial and electronic warfare professional experience with research, design, and testing of antennas and microwave systems.  Amedeo Larussi was instrumental in the development of multi physics simulation software.  Prior to working for Raytheon, Amedeo was employed at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), L-3 Communications, Boeing, and Northrop.  Amedeo has a B.S.E.E. (1986) and M.S.E.E. (2000) from California State University Northridge. He has been invited to be a speaker at several professional symposiums and He has published on antenna subject.  Amedeo is the recipient of professional awards recognizing his expertise in electromagnetic engineering.

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